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Public Works Week 2024

Advancing Quality of Life for All Sunday May 19, 2024 marks the first day of National Public Works Week.  This year’s theme is “Advancing Quality of Life for All”.  And that is exactly what Public Works does every day.  Everything from filling potholes, cleaning sewer and drain systems, flushing water mains and ensuring Woburn has … Continued

Honoring Memorial Day

On behalf of the United Veterans Council of Woburn and the City of Woburn’s Veterans Office, we would like to cordially invite you to participate in our annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27th, 2024, on Woburn Common to commence at 9:00 A. M. This years’ Memorial Day ceremony will also include: Thursday, May … Continued

Read the April Economic Development Newsletter

The Economic Development newsletter will be sent out monthly and will include updates about events and activities in the City, new businesses, and exciting economic development initiatives. The Newsletter aims to keep the community informed and engaged in the economic growth of the City. By providing regular updates, promoting local businesses, and encouraging community involvement, … Continued

MBTA Communities FAQ

Please find below MBTA Communities Frequently Asked Questions What is the MBTA Communities Act? The MBTA Communities Act was adopted in January 2021. The act was designed to address a statewide housing crisis and aims to build family friendly multi-family housing units near MBTA stations. The policy makes it a legal requirement that Woburn implement … Continued

Spring 2024 Street Sweeping Schedule

Spring is here and while New England weather can be tricky, we’re fairly confident no more snow is headed our way. That means it’s street sweeping season. Please see our planned schedule. Note: This schedule is subject to change but should give you an idea of when your ward will be visited. STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE … Continued

FY25 Business Personal Property Revaluation

This announcement is to notify all Woburn businesses that representatives of Real Estate Research Consultants, Inc. (RRC), who has been contracted by the Woburn Board of Assessors to perform a revaluation of certain personal property accounts in the City of Woburn for Fiscal Year 2025. The scope of this project includes an interior inspection of … Continued

Read the March Economic Development Newsletter

The Economic Development newsletter will be sent out monthly and will include updates about events and activities in the City, new businesses, and exciting economic development initiatives. The Newsletter aims to keep the community informed and engaged in the economic growth of the City. By providing regular updates, promoting local businesses, and encouraging community involvement, … Continued

Water Safety

The phones have been ringing at City Hall asking about a company offering to come into your home and test your water. It is a water filtration company sales representative reaching out to Woburn residents. We know that water is an essential service and regularly meet all state and federal water testing compliance requirements including … Continued

Woburn Awarded $959,757 of Federal Funds for our Water Treatment Plant

We’re thrilled to announce that Woburn was awarded $959,757 of federal funds to put towards our new water treatment plant. Thank you to our partner Carol Rego, Charlie Doherty and Jay Duran for all your hard work in helping us secure those funds. https://katherineclark.house.gov/press-releases… The funding will be used to add granular activated carbon (GAC) … Continued

Fiscal Year 2024 Semi-Annual Water/Sewer-Utility Bills-DUE 03/25/2024

The Fiscal Year 2024 Semi-Annual Water/Sewer bills have been issued. These bills are available for online payment via the City of Woburn website woburnma.gov . Bills will be DUE ON MARCH 25th, 2024. If you did not receive your bill, please contact the Treasurer/Collector’s office at 781-897-5870. All payments must be received by our office … Continued

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (1st Commitment)- DUE MARCH 15th, 2024

The year 2024 Motor Vehicle Excise Tax First Commitment bills were issued on February 14th, 2024. The bills are available for online payment via: woburnma.gov . The tax bill will be DUE ON MARCH 15TH, 2024. All payments must be received by our office or transacted on our City of Woburn online billing system no … Continued

Fiscal 2024 Tax Rates Released

City of Woburn Unveils Fiscal Year ’24 Tax Rates, Maintains Competitiveness Woburn, 1/29/2024 -The City of Woburn is pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal Year 2024 tax rates, further solidifying its commitment to economic vitality and affordability. In a strategic move, Woburn continues to boast low tax rates, positioning itself as an attractive … Continued

Woburn’s Open Space and Recreation Plan gets State Approval

Woburn’s updated Open Space and Recreation Plan recently received State approval, marking a significant milestone in the City’s commitment to preserving natural resources and providing diverse recreational opportunities for its residents. The plan, driven by community engagement and collaboration, outlines key goals such as offering active and passive recreational options for all residents and visitors, … Continued

City advances efforts to encourage Sustainable Development

Woburn City Council Votes to Opt Into Mass Development’s PACE Program, Accelerating Sustainable Development WOBURN, November 22, 2023 – The Woburn City Council has voted to participate in Mass Development’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. This move underscores the City’s commitment to fostering sustainable development and advancing energy efficiency initiatives. The PACE program, administered … Continued

Library Project Recognized Nationally

The City of Woburn Public Library was recognized by the American Institute of Architects for its innovative and sustainable design, setting a new standard for public libraries across the nation. Every year, AIA is proud to partner with the American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association to honor the best in library architecture and design. … Continued

North Woburn Fire Station Auctions for $880,000

Re: North Woburn Fire Station Auctions for $880,000, Funding Revitalization of Three Older Fire Stations Woburn, MA- October 31, 2023- In a significant move to enhance public safety services, the City of Woburn is pleased to announce the successful auction of the former North Woburn Fire Station, which fetched an impressive $880,000. The proceeds from … Continued

Read the October Economic Development Newsletter

The Economic Development newsletter will be sent out monthly and will include updates about events and activities in the City, new businesses, and exciting economic development initiatives. The Newsletter aims to keep the community informed and engaged in the economic growth of the City. By providing regular updates, promoting local businesses, and encouraging community involvement, … Continued

Get help with your expenses for internet access

GET HELP WITH YOUR EXPENSES FOR INTERNET ACCESS The City of Woburn is working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program.  ACP helps ensure that households can afford access to the broadband internet service they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. The Affordable Connectivity Program … Continued

Auction of Fire Station 2 in North Woburn

Click/Tap here for a PDF version of this flyer.   For additional information, here is the link for interested parties to get additional information:  https://sullivan-auctioneers.com/auction/?id=17367

Read the September Economic Development Newsletter

The Economic Development newsletter will be sent out monthly and will include updates about events and activities in the City, new businesses, and exciting economic development initiatives. The Newsletter aims to keep the community informed and engaged in the economic growth of the City. By providing regular updates, promoting local businesses, and encouraging community involvement, … Continued

Mayor’s Senior Appreciation Grab n’ Go

Mayor’s Senior Appreciation Grab n’ Go Day: Sunday, November 5, 2023 Time:   11am – 1pm Where: Woburn City Hall Tickets available at the Mayor’s Office, or the Woburn Senior Center *Deadline for tickets is October 27th at 1pm*

Mayor Galvin Update: Woburn Migrant /Refugee Crisis

September 19, 2023   RE: Woburn Migrant /Refugee Update   Approximately 1,000 migrant families have been entering the Commonwealth every month, resulting in Governor Healey’s declaration of a state of emergency. Unless there are changes at the Federal and State level, this is an unsustainable crisis that will continue to challenge the Commonwealth, the City … Continued

Mayor’s August PFAS Update Letter

The City of Woburn (the City) is committed to providing regular updates to our community about PFAS testing and providing high quality drinking water to our residents. The City conducts monthly testing for PFAS in its treated drinking water in accordance with all MassDEP requirements. Over the past nearly three years of testing, PFAS6 levels … Continued

Read the August Economic Development Newsletter

The Economic Development newsletter will be sent out monthly and will include updates about events and activities in the City, new businesses, and exciting economic development initiatives. The Newsletter aims to keep the community informed and engaged in the economic growth of the City. By providing regular updates, promoting local businesses, and encouraging community involvement, … Continued

State’s significant placement of Homeless Migrants in Woburn Hotels

The State’s Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) has recently placed 59 homeless migrant families in several hotels across Woburn using its authority under the State’s “Right to Shelter” law.  The State has also indicated its intention to establish an emergency family shelter in Woburn for as many as 100 families beginning as early … Continued

Pocket Park Grand Opening Celebration

  Join Mayor Scott Galvin and other City Officials to celebrate the Grand Opening of Woburn’s updated Pocket Park! Thursday, August 24th from 4-6 pm at the Pocket Park- 460 Main Street Learn more about the Pocket Park Project! 

Read the July Economic Development Newsletter

The Economic Development Office has sent out the first Economic Development Newsletter! The newsletter will be sent out monthly and will include updates about events and activities in the City, new businesses, and exciting economic development initiatives. The Economic Development Newsletter aims to keep the community informed and engaged in the economic growth of the … Continued

New Affordable Housing Oppurtunity

As part of the Special Permit granted by the Woburn City Council, the Highland at the Vale is offering 30 affordable units, by lottery, for eligible first-time homebuyers. There are 10 one-bedroom condominiums, 9 two-bedroom condominiums, and 11 three-bedroom townhomes that will be available in the lottery. Eligible residents are encouraged to apply!  Learn more about … Continued

New Boston Street Meeting Recap

On Friday June 9th, Mayor Scott Galvin hosted a meeting with the business community and property owners from the New Boston Street Area to provide an update on the construction of the new bridge as well as gather feedback from attendees. Over 50 attendees were at the event. City Engineer Jay Corey and project engineers … Continued

Qualifying Residents Invited to Apply for Higher Ed Scholarships Sponsored by Waste Management

  Qualifying Residents Invited to Apply for Higher Ed Scholarships Sponsored by Waste Management — Deadline is July 31, 2023 Mayor Scott Galvin invites qualifying residents to apply for higher education scholarships sponsored in conjunction with Waste Management, trash hauler serving the City of Woburn for more than 15 years. Three, $1,000 scholarships are being … Continued

Funding available to improve disability access

FUNDING NOW AVAILABLE FOR DISABILITY-RELATED MODIFICATIONS The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission has announced the availability of no-cost loans designed to improve access to private residences by the elderly and persons with disabilities. The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) is a Statewide program that provides no-interest loans to individuals and families for home modifications needed to accommodate … Continued

Mayor Submits 5 year capital plan

June 1, 2023   Michael Concannon, City Council President Members of Woburn City Council   I am pleased to submit the 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan (FY 2024-FY 2028) to the City Council, which provides important measured community investments in our drinking water, infrastructure, buildings, equipment, sustainability, recreation, public safety and schools. (CLICK HERE for … Continued

Mayor submits FY 24 Budget to City Council Budget – Committee hearings scheduled for 6/1, 6/5 & 6/7 starting at 6:00 pm. Final hearing 6/12 at 7:00 pm. Contact City Clerk or online calendar for further details and updates

Michael Concannon, President Members of the City Council Re:       FY 2024 Budget (Click here for full Budget)   Dear President Concannon and Honorable Members of the City Council: I am pleased to present the FY 2024 budget to the Woburn City Council for review and approval. The General Fund budget will increase 4.57% to $163,142,750 … Continued

Annual Water Service Flushing Program

The City of Woburn Water Department will be conducting water system flushing throughout the City which began Monday, March 20, 2023.  System flushing will continue through the next few months.  Flushing of the water system will be conducted on weekdays between the hours of 9am to 3pm.  The program will be completed in zones to … Continued

New Boston Street Bridge Construction Underway

After years of planning, construction has begun on the new bridge that will connect two sections of New Boston Street. Currently, the two sections of New Boston Street are separated by train tracks.  The new bridge will make a much needed connection to improve traffic flow and pedestrian access in the area. The City funded … Continued

Fiscal Year 2024 Semi-Annual Water/Sewer-Utility Bills-DUE 09/18/23

The Fiscal Year 2024 Semi-Annual Water/Sewer bills have been issued. These bills are available for online payment via the City of Woburn website woburnma.gov . Bills will be DUE ON SEPTEMBER 18th, 2023. If you did not receive your bill, please contact the Treasurer/Collector’s office at 781-897-5870. All payments must be received by our office … Continued

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (1st Commitment)- DUE MARCH 17th, 2023

The year 2023 Motor Vehicle Excise Tax First Commitment bills were mailed on February 15th, 2023. The bills are available for online payment via: www.woburnma.gov. The tax bill will be DUE ON MARCH 17TH, 2023. All payments must be received by our office or transacted on our City of Woburn online billing system no later … Continued

FEASIBILITY STUDY MIDDLESEX CANAL & RR ROW

Draft Feasibility Study and Public Meeting Shared Use Path Middlesex Canal/Former Railroad Right of Way Woburn, MA The City of Woburn has prepared a draft Feasibility Study evaluating the possibility of creating a shared use path (SUP) along the Middlesex Canal and the former Woburn branch of the Boston & Lowell railroad right of way.  … Continued

Woburn FY2023 Tax Classification

December 2 , 2022   At the Tax Classification Hearing on Thursday, December 1, 2022, the City Council voted a Fiscal Year 2023 residential factor of 0.719878. The vote by the City Council was acted upon after assessment and valuation methodologies applied by the City were approved by the MA Department of Revenue through their … Continued

Waste Bans for Mattresses and Textiles

Waste Bans for Mattresses and Textiles New State regulations begin November 1 As of November 1, 2022, mattresses and textiles will no longer be allowed in the trash.  New state rules require mattresses and textiles be kept out of the trash so they can be recycled or donated for reuse.  In order to comply, the … Continued

PFAS Testing Update from Mayor Scott Galvin

PFAS Testing Update from Mayor Scott Galvin: 8-25-2022 The City of Woburn is committed to providing regular updates to our community about PFAS testing and providing high quality drinking water to our residents. The City conducts monthly testing for PFAS in its treated drinking water in accordance with all Mass DEP requirements. Over the past … Continued

DPH Mosquito Alert

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has announced that the West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitos collected from the City of Woburn. WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout the state and are found in … Continued

City Council Committee on Finance will meet on August 9 , 2022 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers , to discuss Mayor’s Five year Capital Plan

Michael Concannon, City Council President Members of Woburn City Council   I am pleased to submit the 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan (FY 2023-FY 2027) to the city council, which provides important measured investments in our buildings, equipment, infrastructure, sustainability and community. The total CIP cost is $89,613,758 and includes a number of funding sources … Continued

Free iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Mayor Scott Galvin and the Woburn Board of Health are offering FREE iHealth COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits and face masks for Woburn Residents & City of Woburn employees throughout July & August. These are available on a first come, first serve basis. Test kits and masks will be distributed at the following locations: Office of the … Continued

PFAS Update & Test Results for Quarter 1, 2022

March 21, 2022 The City of Woburn (the City) is committed to providing regular updates to our community about PFAS testing and providing high quality drinking water to our residents. The City conducts monthly testing for PFAS in its treated drinking water. Mayor Scott Galvin recently provided an update on PFAS6 results for the first … Continued

City of Woburn Water Dispenser Station for Woburn Residents

City Of Woburn Water Dispenser Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street Mass DEP has approved the Woburn Water Department’s (Woburn) request to place into service a water bottle filling station that is part of the City’s Short-Term Corrective Action Plan to address PFAS6 detected in Woburn’s drinking water. The water dispenser is free of charge … Continued

Fiscal 2022 Tax Rate and Assessed Value Information for the City of Woburn and surrounding communities

Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services releases Fiscal 2022 approved Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Personal Property Tax Rates, Average Single Family Assessed Values and Average Single Family Tax Bill for approved communities. The following exhibit details the Fiscal 2022 information for the City of Woburn and surrounding communities. Municipality Year Residential Tax Rate … Continued

FY 2022 Board of Assessors Tax Classification

At the Tax Classification Hearing on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the City Council voted a Fiscal Year 2022 residential factor of 0.717901. By the City Council voting to shift the residential factor to less than 1, a portion of the tax levy shifts from residential properties to commercial, industrial and personal property taxpayers. This residential … Continued

2023 WRA Annual Report

The Woburn Redevelopment Authority has published its 2023 Annual Report, providing a comprehensive review of the year’s activities and developments. Noteworthy milestones include the opening of the renovated pocket park, the addition of new businesses, the inaugural Porchfest, and other key accomplishments. Read the Annual Report

MBTA Communities Multifamily Law’s New Zoning Requirements

On May 7, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., the City Council will be having a Public Hearing in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, for a presentation and public comment period regarding the MBTA Communities Multifamily Law’s (MBTA – 3A Multifamily Law’s) new zoning requirements and guidelines and how they affect the City of Woburn. The new … Continued

Fiscal Year 2023 and Prior Outstanding Real Estate Tax Lien Announcement

The following notice is the official announcement that on May 7th, 2024, the City of Woburn will process a lien on the listed Real Estate properties that have any remaining tax balances due. If you should have any questions, please contact the Treasurer/Collector’s office at 781-897-5870.   Woburn Times Page 5 April 19 2024 Tax … Continued

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